The Golf Channel will telecast the $750,000 Bard Capital Challenge on Thursday, Dec. 15, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. ET. … Plantation Bay in Ormond Beach, Fla., will open the front nine of it 18-hole makeover in early January. … Robert Swezey joins Burroughs & Chapin Golf Management as executive vice president of golf operations. … Circling Raven Golf Club in Worley, Idaho, announces that the club will host an appreciation event for the general public Dec. 17-18. … Golf Illustrated announces a new special Stroke Shavers Issue.